Synopses & Reviews
Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize
Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations
Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored
Failures of machinery in a plant setting can have wide-ranging consequences and in order to stay competitive, corporations across all industries must optimize the efficiency and reliability of their machinery.
Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by two well-known authorities on failure and reliability. Structured to teach failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to almost all problem situations, this eagerly awaited update takes in the wealth of technological advances and changes in approach seen since the last edition published more than a decade ago.
Covering both the engineering detail and management theory, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.
Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtimePresents documented failure case studies and analyzes the procedures employed to define events that led to component or systems failureIncludes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure readers are familiar with the visual evidence they need to recognize
This newly expanded edition discusses proven approaches to defining causes of machinery failure as well as methods for analyzing and troubleshooting failures.
About the Author
A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for the USA. Since his retirement from Exxon, he has been in demand throughout the world as a consultant and trainer in the areas of failure avoidance, root cause failure identification, and reliability improvement. Mr. Bloch is the author/co-author of thirteen books and over 200 other publications on subjects related to machinery reliability and failure avoidance. He is the Reliability and Equipment Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and has served as chair of the annual conference program for Hydrocarbon Processing's Process Plant Reliability Conference for a number of years.Fred K. Geitner is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada, engaged in process machinery consulting. He retired from Imperial Oil with 20 years of service as an engineer.
Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada.
Table of Contents
The Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting System. Metallurgical Failure Analysis. Machinery Component Failure Analysis. Machinery Troubleshooting. Vibration Analysis. Generalized Machinery Problem-Solving Sequence. Statistical Approaches in Machinery Problem Solving. Sneak Analysis. Formalized Failure Reporting as a Teaching Tool. The Seven-Cause Category Approach to Root-Cause Failure Analysis. Knowledge-Based Systems for Machinery Failure Diagnosis. Training and Organizing for Successful Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting. Appendixes: Machinery Equipment Life Data. Theory of Hazard Plotting. Glossary of Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Terms. Gear Nomenclature. Index